For Five Minute Friday, I usually write a short story. The character “magically” appear in my mind along with how they feel and what’s happening. Normally, I can see a scene—a rise in the action and the fall. (It’s a lovely byproduct of telling stories for YEARS…until someone catches you actually talking to yourself.)
But this week, the prompt speak has left me scrambling. It has, ironically, stripped me of words. Bits and pieces of thoughts & characters tumbled through my mind—images of my daughter speaking up for a fellow student, a gentle word from a friend, the struggle to tell the truth—but they’re void of the rise and fall.
And I wonder if there might be a reason for that.
Perhaps “speak” involves more than words. More than a snippet of bravery. More than the momentary vibration of vocal chords.
Maybe speaking has everything to do with a LIFETIME pursuit…a lifetime of action lived.Tweet This
So today, I will head out into the world to live my beliefs. I will pursue more than words on a page or words in my mouth and I pray you will join me there. Together we can launch ourselves into a life that speaks.